One of the wonderful things about attending
International Quilt Market and Festival
is that it is truly
As I sat in my booth watching people
or as I roamed the aisles
I listened to several languages being spoken.
It was very exciting to see so many
countries and talents
for one premier quilting event.
Even the quilts that were hung
represented a nice blending of cultures.
As quilters, I felt us doing our part
to unite countries.
Perhaps we are creating
one quilt at a time:)
(Flowers in the Night Sky)
by Yoshiko Kobayashi
Katano-City, Osaka, JAPAN
I found Yoshiko's inspiration quite multi-cultural
"While I was thinking about ideas for my quilt,
I was impressed with a scene in an old American movie.
The scene was that of two old men
speaking while seeing distant
Hani-bi fireworks on the horizon.
I thought I might be able to express the fire trail
of hani-bi with a sawtooth pattern.
Hani-bi are common to the Japanese since olden times.
Now in Japan, we frequently have hani-bi shows
in various parts of the country every year,
especially in summer."
Machine pieced, quilted, appliqued, embroidered